Liquor contracts will increase 3 times in Delhi by the end of the year

Desk : Delhi is ready to return to the old excise policy. There will be 500 liquor shops in the national capital from next month. By the end of the year, the number could be increased to 700. According to a source, four corporations of the Government of Delhi, namely Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure
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Liquor contracts will increase 3 times in Delhi by the end of the year


Desk : Delhi is ready to return to the old excise policy. There will be 500 liquor shops in the national capital from next month. By the end of the year, the number could be increased to 700. According to a source, four corporations of the Government of Delhi, namely Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC), Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (DSCSC) and Delhi Consumer Cooperative Wholesale Stores (DSTs) DST) DCCWS) will be given the responsibility of opening stores across the city.

However, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also said during a press conference last week that the city would maintain the balance by opening around 500 centres. The Aam Aadmi Party government is also planning to open premium outlets to sell expensive brands of the four corporations. “DTTDC zones 1-9, DSIIDC zones 10-18, DCCWS 19-24 and DSCSC airport zones 25-30 will open,” sources said. He said that the Delhi Cantonment and New Delhi Municipal Council areas would be managed by DSIIDC.

The corporation has to pay 15 percent of its gross profit as rent. However, sources said that the shopkeepers are demanding that they be allowed to open shops during the old excise system till September 2021. However, the government is in no mood to involve private players in the retail liquor business.